January 11: On This Day (Journaling Challenge)

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  1. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    Hello everyone and welcome to day 11 of our MOC! Today I have a Journaling Challenge for you. We have so many dates in our lives that are of significance to us. Personal ones, like birthdays and anniversaries or special moments we celebrate. Or national ones like country-wide events or even global ones like New Years Eve. You are to pick a date of significance and scrap it. It can be a personal, national or global event. And because we're journaling about an event, your page should include the date!

    I've chosen a national event to scrap - in 2017 our country had its 150th birthday celebration on July 1st which was a huge deal here!

    Here is the page that I made for today's challenge, which I've dated with a circular date control.
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    In order for your page to count, you must follow the challenge requirements:
    1. Pick a date of significance and scrap it. It can be a personal, national or global event.
    2. Your page must include the date (consisting of a month, day, and year). You may use a date element for this or just type it out.
    3. Your journaling should be a minimum of 150 words, in complete sentences, to qualify as complete. Word art will not qualify toward your word count. You cannot use the same word 150 times. You cannot use the same sentence over and over again. Journaling challenges are meant for telling stories; if your journaling is sensitive or personal, please message me or Julie (mrs2a50) directly to discuss.
    4. Your journaling should be legible and readable. If your page is not in English, we ask that you translate your journaling to English and post the translation in your gallery credits. If your journaling has been distressed or your font is too small to read, you should post your journaling in your gallery credits. Again, if your journaling is sensitive and/or personal, please message me or Julie directly to discuss.

    Please also remember the standard MOC guidelines:

    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges.
    Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).

    I'm looking forward to seeing your pages about your events!
     
  2. MsCarolina

    MsCarolina Well-Known Member

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    Are we allowed to post an interview (questions and answers) for the journaling? I'm thinking of an interview on my son's birthday (we do this every year.
     
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  3. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    Sure, as long as you meet the full sentences requirement and 150 words minimum, that sounds fine!
     
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  4. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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  5. Pachimac

    Pachimac Inspired by music, non-creepy dolls and drinking

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    OOOOOO. I have many dates in mind to scrap. Some bringing laughter, some bringing tears...hmmm.
     
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  6. easyeyes4you

    easyeyes4you Active Member

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    Hmmm Lots of dates, but 150 words about any of them could be a stretch!!!! Will sleep on this one...
    Will add a question here.. just thought of something I could do... How much product do we have to use... none is mentioned.... thinking about using a template from another site... and that is a 15% deduction... While I am asking... Can I do a double page spread? Thanks....
     
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  7. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    The product requirement is 75% Lilypad products so if you use a template from another site, that counts only 15%.

    Also, a double page spread is most definitely acceptable!
     
  8. LynnG

    LynnG Designer

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  9. bestcee

    bestcee No pictures? Use your imagination!

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    You can do it! Describe the scene that caused the event, or that the event happened at! I bet if you were to tell me in person you would have well over 150 words!
     
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  10. Genniejoy

    Genniejoy Well-Known Member

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    I love to journal to 'tell the story' so this is my kind of challenge! :) Will have to think about it though, which one of ALL the important dates I've yet to scrap, will I choose??? :)
     
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  11. jang

    jang Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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    Here's mine:
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    It was always a tradition in my family to celebrate New Year's day with steak. All the 20 + years I lived at home my parents fixed t-bone steaks. This habit was so ingrained in me that when I married I carried the tradition on in my family. It actually is a scrumptious tradition to hold. Rich's Mom's tradition was to always put some pennies on a windowsill. That was a tadition that I never picked up on even though she was a wonderful person. My Dad worked as a letter carrier and he would recieve bottles of liquor at Christmas. My parents never drank except on New Year's Eve. We could stay up until midnight and then have a coke with some of the liquor my Dad got. Looking back I know it was never more than a drop but boy did we think we had a lot. We would get so silly and pretend we were drunk. As much fun as it was, that was never a tradition I carried on with our kids. Now Rich and my tradition is to have some treats and a bottle of champagne. The steak tradition will always be part of my New Year day and my New Year traditions. January 1, Every Year
     
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  12. Pachimac

    Pachimac Inspired by music, non-creepy dolls and drinking

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    I love this!!! My pocket styles never look this good!!!
     
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  13. A-M

    A-M Swirling & twirling in my red petal skirt

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    If you are unable to read the journaling, I have shared it in the gallery:
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  14. *gina*

    *gina* Love to leave gallery love!

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    Thank you for this challenge.
    Here is my page
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  15. easyeyes4you

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    Thanks for the encouragement... I have already decided on last Mothers Day and so much went on, words will not be a problem... will be a double page spread... How would you advise I post it? 2 single pages to the same post here, and of course separate in the gallery or do they need to be attached together....
     
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  16. Pups_r_Paps

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    I chose a "national day" - National Milk Day, because it happens to fall today, Jan. 11:
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  17. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Fled Gallifrey in my police box

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    I decided to journal about the first national event that made a difference in my childhood and, in my mind, was the harbinger for the turbulent times that filled the decade after it. Plus I realized that there are not that many years to go before all those who witnessed this will be gone.
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  18. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi Discovering my arty side

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    It's from the same national event roughly as Lynn's is - I'm more focused on election day itself
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    elk2009 Hello, gorgeous

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  20. Farwen

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    @HeatherB Is Halloween considered an event? Because I'm still recovering from the other journaling challenge and I'd prefer a more fun subject this time :)
     
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